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Colds and flu

17 September 2010

The price of popularity: flu

Being popular comes at a price: well-liked people get flu on average two weeks sooner than most others, experts report.

Being popular comes at a price: well-liked people get flu on average two weeks sooner than most others, two experts report in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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